Sep 012014
 September 1, 2014
Washington Judge Says Marijuana Store Bans Are Legal

Late Friday a Washington State judge ruled in favor of a town that banned legal recreational marijuana sales. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper’s ruling came after extensive arguing by all sides. The case involved the attorney for the Tacoma suburb of Fife, the attorney for a store owner who wants to operate in Fife, as well as the Washington Attorney General who was there to protect state law. Per ABC News: Fife’s lawyers argued that nothing in the state law overruled cities’ zoning authority, while Wetherbee’s attorneys insisted [...]

Sep 012014
 September 1, 2014
Hackers Steal $100,000 In Bitcoins From Cannabis Road

Buying marijuana over the internet is a shady business. As I’ve always told people, don’t do it. You may want to do it. You may be so desperate to do it that you try to convince yourself that it will work out. But even then, DON’T DO IT. Buying marijuana over the internet is very much illegal, so the likelihood of you trying to purchase marijuana from a narc is high, and the likelihood of you trying to buy marijuana from a jacker is even higher. I’ve had numerous people [...]

Aug 302014
 August 30, 2014
Earl Blumenauer To Talk Federal Tax Reform For Marijuana Businesses At International Cannabis Business Conference

Congressman Earl Blumenauer,  U.S. Representative for Oregon’s 3rd congressional district, will be presenting at the first annual International Cannabis Business Conference in Portland, OR this September. The conference focuses on the emerging billion dollar cannabis industry and features an impressive list of experts in the cannabis industry.  Blumenauer is by far the most outspoken representative in the nation on the issue of reforming cannabis laws; he has been advocating for sensible policy at the state and federal level for over 40 years. In February Blumenauer drafted a letter to President Obama signed by 18 Members [...]

Aug 282014
 August 28, 2014
Doug Fine To Discuss Hemp Industry At International Cannabis Business Conference

Doug Fine, bestselling author, humorist, and journalist behind bestsellers like Farewell, My Subaru and Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution will be presenting at the International Cannabis Business Conference from September 13th and 14th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. Doug’s most recent book - Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution - was written after two-year investigation into the economic and environmental benefits of industrial hemp, a soon-to-be billion-dollar industry with the potential to improve our farms, our diets, our environment, and wean us off [...]

Aug 262014
 August 26, 2014
International Cannabis Business Conference's Early Bird Tickets End Soon!

Get your International Cannabis Business Conference early bird tickets now before prices go up. I have covered many marijuana business conferences during my time at the Weed Blog and I can safely say that THIS conference is THE business conference to attend. The list of speakers will help any ganjapreneur succeed and give you the information you need if you are thinking of entering the cannabis industry. Even if you aren’t in the industry, this event will be entertaining and engaging. While I am admittedly proud of my home state, I am [...]

Aug 252014
 August 25, 2014
Marijuana Party Buses Not Allowed In Washington State

Party buses are becoming more and more popular. Almost every weekend I see one or more of my friends take a party bus to or from an event, or just ride around in the party bus getting drunk and partying. The buses have dance lights and often have stripper poles. You can consume all the alcohol you want in the back portion of the bus. People in Washington tried to modify that idea and do it with a marijuana twist. Essentially, the bus takes you to the best marijuana stores [...]

Aug 252014
 August 25, 2014
Washington Marijuana Stores Team Up To Fight Price Gouging

Legal marijuana is expensive in Washington State. This last week, prices reached as high as $30 per gram. That works out to $840 per ounce. I have never heard of someone getting $840 per ounce, no matter how good it is. But, I guess if people are willing to pay that much, let the invisible hand of economics carry on. Still, I think the legal recreational marijuana industry needs to scale back prices. If store prices are multiple times more than street prices, it could come back to haunt the [...]

Aug 192014
 August 19, 2014
Attend The Oregon Growers Association Launch Event

One thing that has been very effective in the cannabis movement and industry is when like-minded people band together. When dispensary owners unite, good things happen. The same goes with marijuana growers. If you are a marijuana grower in Oregon, you should consider joining the Oregon Growers Association. They are having a launch event this Friday, and if you are able, you should attend. One of the guest speakers is someone I respect very much, Dave Kopilak. He is the best marijuana business attorney I have ever met, and when [...]

Aug 192014
 August 19, 2014
International Cannabis Business Conference: Launch Or Improve Your Business

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) takes place Saturday, September 13th and Sunday, September 14th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. The conference features preeminent cannabis industry entrepreneurs such as Steve DeAngelo and Ed Rosenthal and political leaders like Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Sebastopol, California, Mayor Robert Jacobs. The event also features an exclusive industry exhibit hall. “The International Cannabis Business Conference will provide great detail into opportunities on the ground now in states such as Oregon, Washington, Colorado and California. Additionally, we are proud to have speakers from countries [...]

Aug 182014
 August 18, 2014
Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensary Inspections Begin

The Oregon medical marijuana industry has been very entertaining to watch. Oregon started its medical marijuana program in 1998. Medical marijuana dispensaries and delivery services started in the 2000′s, and were few and far between. Near the end of the 2000′s, dispensaries started popping up all over the place, even though they were technically against the law. The dispensaries called themselves clubs or collectives, and relied upon hazy-at-best areas of the medical marijuana law to operate. That all changed recently when the Oregon Legislature finally passed a bill regulating medical [...]